At the scenes of a house explosion, devastating pictures taken show the structure blown wide open after a burn.
After residents heard and felt an explosion in the area, firefighters were called to the property in Illingworth just before 7.30 am.
Before being rushed to the hospital for further treatment, three people were rescued from the house and treated at the scene.
The house was then “flattened in seconds,” according to sources, as a blaze tore through the building.
One said it felt like an explosion and an “earthquake”
Images taken of the ruins reveal that under what is now burnt bones, the house collapsed entirely.
Everywhere too, rubble was strewn, with huge pieces of debris thrown across the road and into the garden of the adjacent property.
The raging fire and the orange hue that could be seen from afar are seen in other photographs.
As of midday on Saturday, December 5, a large police and fire presence could be seen in the area.
Firefighters could also be seen making plans to monitor the fire’s wreckage as they seek to allow individuals back into their homes.
Crews from Fairweather Green, Halifax and Odsal with specialist units from Cleckheaton and Dewsbury initially attended the incident.
“Crews are coping with any residual pockets of fire which are being extinguished should they appear.”